Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

Prep:
5 mins
Cooking:
15 mins
Level:
Easy
Yields:
12 servings (1/4 cup each)

This white sauce recipe is a versatile and useful as a base for making cheese sauce or macaroni and cheese from scratch.

Ingredients

Directions

MELT butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add evaporated milk and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil.
Recipe makes 3 cups.

FOR HERB SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, adding 1 clove finely chopped garlic to butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil or sage to flour mixture. Proceed as above. Makes 1 cup.

FOR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Eliminate the salt. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded or cubed processed cheese product until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

FOR CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 servings (1/4 cup each) of recipe
  • Calories 100
  • Calories from Fat 60

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 7g 11%
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 160mg 7%
  • Carbohydrates 6g 2%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 0%

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